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Cold war

The Cold war(1947-1991) was a period of military and political tension between the Western Bloc and the Eastern Bloc dominated by the USSR. Military conflict was avoided because the use of nuclear weapons would mean mutually assured destruction.

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Cold war

Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT I)

Military; Cold war

Signed in 1972, it froze numbers of ICBMs and SLBMs in place for 5 years and restricted the deployment of ABMs.

Warsaw Pact

Military; Cold war

Signed in 1955, it codified the East-West split and provided for mutual defense among Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and the Soviet Union.

Truman Doctrine

Military; Cold war

Truman pledged in 1947 to defend "free people who are resisting armed subjugation by armed minorities or outside pressures. " The policy was aimed at providing economic and military support to those ...

Trinity Site

Military; Cold war

Site of the first U. S. Atomic bomb test, now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Titan II Missile

Military; Cold war

An early U. S. ICBM, now decommissioned.

space race

Military; Cold war

The superpower competition in space exploration technology that paralleled the Cold War competition in arms developments.

Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA)

Military; Cold war

SOFAs, which establish legal rights and protocols, are negotiated between the United States and each country in which American forces are deployed.

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